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Fake bureaucrat duped many on pretext of providing licenses, held

New Delhi: A 29-year-old man Sampath Kumar Surappagari was arrested in Mahipalpur area for posing himself as a senior bureaucrat.

Police said that the accused cheated several persons on the pretext of procuring licenses for petrol pumps, gas agencies and house allotments under House and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO), etc. He also owns one daily newspaper from Delhi.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (crime) Dr G. Ram Gopal Naik said that in order to earn lavish life, he used to introduce himself as a senior bureaucrat, and later, he prepared fake IDs of government departments and used it to influence the innocent persons and started cheating people with huge amounts.

"During interrogation, the accused Sampath Kumar Surappagari, a native of Telangana, disclosed that he completed his BSc in Electronics from Hyderabad. After that, he came to Delhi in 2013 for preparation of civil services examination. But, he could not be able to crack the exam," said DCP Crime.

DCP further added that the accused was recently arrested in three criminal cases in Hyderabad and got bail. But, he did not join investigation in the present case. Thus, a non-bailable warrant was obtained against him. The accused was arrested from the hotel.

Police said in May 2017, one person Malipaddy Sandeep was approached by one K Ramaswamy. He stated him that his nephew Surappagaari Sampath Kumar is a senior bureaucrat and posted at New Delhi and he can get procure approved licenses for Bharat Petroleum and Bharat Gas, etc. K Ramaswamy induced Malipaddy Sandeep to pay an amount of Rs 1.8 crore for both the licenses.

Initially, Malipaddy Sandeep did not agree but K Ramaswamy finally convinced him and his family that this investment would be beneficial for them.

Later, after meeting Surappagaari Sampath Kumar demanded that Malipaddy Sandeep should transfer an amount of Rs 1.40 crore to his bank account and Surappagaari Sampath Kumar further demanded that rest amount of 40 lakh was payable in the 1 st week of July 2017 by cash at Hyderabad to K Ramaswamy.

Surappagaari Sampath Kumar assured that complainant would get two licenses of petrol pumps and gas agency by the end of August 2017.

Sampath Kumar also took Rs 20 lakh from Vekata Raju (father in law of Malipaddy Sandeep) for procuring the license of the petrol pump.

Thereafter, both Sampath Kumar and K Ramaswamy kept speaking to the complainant till October 2018. He gave Malipaddy Sandeep several forged letters and take ID cards of the government.

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